Chart of the day III: Europe’s women legislators


From Eurostat’s Sustainable development in the European Union — A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a comparative look at the number of women in the lower houses of Europe’s national legislatures:

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By way of comparison, while the average for Europe is 29 percent of seats held by women in the lower houses of parliament of single house legislatures, in the United States, only 15.5 percent of the seats in the House of Representatives will be held by women in the 115th Congress, and 21 percent of Senate seats.

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